Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is partnering with the Midwest CPC expansion at the University of Minnesota in implementing the family support component of the Child-Parent Center program.

Research shows that a child’s academic achievement level increases when parents or guardians are engaged in their child’s education by establishing relationships with teachers and the school.

We are delighted to work with the Wheatley Center and Mary T. Wellcome team in implementing the program. This is our first site in Minneapolis and we expect a great partnership with families and the community.
— Human Capital Research Collaborative Co-Director Arthur Reynolds

This renowned preschool program employs the following core elements:


Effective Learning Experiences


Curriculum Alignment


Professional Development


Collaborative Leadership


Parent Involvement


Continuity and Stability


This partnership will be the first Child-Parent Center initiative in Minneapolis for children under the age of 3. The program will serve approximately 50 children 2 to 4 years of age. This CPC expansion in the Midwest is funded by an Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education and many philanthropic partners.


For more information contact: 
Jasmine Boudah, M.Ed.,  Parent Resource Teacher PWCC |